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    Geneviève Thauvette

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Geneviève Thauvette   by Sarah Beck I met Geneviève Thauvette in Beirut in 2009. We were there to compete as Canada’s artist representatives in a competition (that mainly involved sports) against other French speaking countries. Context is everything. The fingers of colonial reach stretched clear across the countries represented. The paternal treatment of the participants, […]

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    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Soundings: Richard Garet   by Esther Bourdages   As Singapore-based art and technology specialist Yvonne Spielmann states, “sound has been something of a neglected orphan in the larger considerations of 20th century arts[1].” The history of sound as an artistic medium is still young, and for many years developed in the shadow of its visual […]

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    Friday, October 24, 2014

    “Ghost Dance” and the Crisis of Categorization in Indigenous Art   by Matthew Ryan Smith   “It soon became evident that there was more in the Ghost dance than had been expected… as the dance still exists and is developing new features at every performance.” -James Mooney, 1896 Ghost Dances In 1870, the Northern Paiute […]

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  • All images: Aleesa Cohene, I Told You That Might Happen, 2013, video still, loop. Courtesy the artist.

    Making it Up as We Go Along

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Making It Up As We Go Along: An Interview with Aleesa Cohene   by Amy Fung   Over the course of the past year, Aleesa Cohene’s name was recommended to me by multiple sources as a name to check out, beginning with the multivalent Mike Hoolboom. Originally from Vancouver, but currently living in Toronto, Cohene […]

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    2014 Issue 31.3

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Buy Now! 31.3 (August 2014) Features and highlights: – Manon Blanchette (QC) investigates Marisa Portolese’s (QC) prolific back catalogue. Presented alongside this article is the second installment of our new ArtistFolio feature, showcasing Portolese’s beautiful new series “Belle de Jour II.” – Rhiannon Vogl (ON) interviews Zachari Logan (SK) about his relationship to photography as […]

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Robert Hengeveld

Robert Hengeveld

By John G. Hampton Upon entering Robert Hengeveld’s installation, “Natural Revision” at Mercer Union, the space might be quiet, or it might be alive with the sounds of nature. The entrance is a narrow hallway of scaffolding and armatures backed with cardboard and lined with Rube Goldbergian inventions. Steam rises from a makeshift smoke machine, […]

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Message Pictures: Adventures in Reading Images, Part One

Erika DeFreitas, A Teleplasmic Study with Doilies — Angie #3 (A selection), 2010-2011, archival digital print, 61 x 79 cm each photograph, courtesy of the artist.

The following is the first in a series of three texts that focus on the pleasures and frustrations, the rewards and dangers, of reading images and imagining readings. Part Two | Part Three By Michael Davidge I’ve always loved reading. Okay, so maybe I didn’t come out of the womb holding a New Yorker magazine, […]

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Issue 29.3


Choose one: 1 copy CAN $8.00 CAD 2 copies CAN $17.00 CAD 3 copies CAN $32.48 CAD 1 copy USA $13.00 CAD 1 copy INT’L $20.00 CAD   On the cover: Dustin Wilson, Homo Pilosus (forensic panorama), 2011, ink on photographic inkjet print.   Issue 29.3 Features: Picturing the West: Sheila Spence by Wayne Baerwaldt […]

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Optic Nerve 2012


Winner Nathan Cyprys, When Divided Several Times By a Ghost Honourable Mentions Chloë Ellingson, With You Marie-Andrée Houde, View #2 Isabel M. Martinez, Chevron #1    Christopher McLeod, Move Up or Move Out Brett Smith, Origin  Nathan Cyprys,  Stool Standing On Two Legs Hunched Over Hanging Arms Down In a Disdainful Manner Amidst Late Afternoon Sunlight When I […]

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The Gamer Is Present

There was a time when my brother, my sister and I sat on the bed in our spare room suggesting actions for my dad to pilot Roger Wilco around worlds in the Sierra-made game Space Quest. Now all grown up and big enough to the play video games on my own I was excited to […]


Cindy Sherman’s impostor

This week’s episode of This American Life is about people pretending to be people they’re not. In it Ira Glass tells a story about he and his friend visiting a Cindy Sherman exhibition and having a woman introduce herself as Sherman in the gallery. I won’t ruin the rest of the story because I won’t […]

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